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Episode date 19 August 2012
Arts and Culture-07 (Sun aug 19 2012) CNE-Toronto, Outhouse Race- Dawson City
 This week, a look at a tradition over 100 years old, and one that signals the last big event before the start of the school year..that is the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.  We also find out about the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race in Dawson city Yukon....and yes I try to find out about the artistic aspect, and the cultural aspect as well.

Lots of fun stuff coming up on this edition of the arts and culture spotlight with Marc Montgomery

(Theme music= TERRY TUFTS)

Canadian National Exhibition CNE sitw

Pacific National Exhibition PNE site

Yukon events

Dawson City,

Great Klondike  Outhouse race 2008   brief video

Canadian Stem cell research may eliminate hip and knee surgery
There has been some extremely exciting news from Canadian research into stem cells.
Dr Nizar Mohamed of the University Health Network in Toronto has been looking in using stem cells to grow cartilage. If successful, the cartilage could replace damaged cartilage caused by arthritis in such areas as hip joints and knees. This has the potential to reduce the costly and invasive surgeries for replacement of hips and knees. Currently there are about 50-thousand such surgeries annually in Ontario alone. In the US its about a million such surgeries annually.
Marc Montgomery reached Dr Mohamed via cell phone in Toronto

Politics Today August 19, 2012

On this edition of "Politics Today", RCI’s Gilda Salomone looks at Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel's 24-hour visit to Canada.

Officials, who had been trying to arrange bilateral talks between Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for months, emphasize that the German leader’s visit was not merely a stopover.

We speak with Professor Fen Hampson about the visit and about prospects of a Canada-European Union free trade deal. Fen Hampson is a Distinguished Fellow and Director of Global Security at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and Chancellor’s Professor at Carleton University.

"You have two individuals who are not only like-minded, but who enjoy each other’s company," says Fen Hampson about the relationship between Angela Merkel and Stephen Harper. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

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